Taking Care of Your Children

Taking Care of Your Children

Having the full-time job of being a parent can be very rewarding but also challenging.

Parents sometimes feel physically and emotionally drained by their caring role and at times, the may question themselves about their ability to keep on coping.

With the demands of being a parent, friendships can be difficult to maintain and parents can begin to feel socially isolated. Joining our postnatal support group can be a way of forming new friendships and having access to information and the wisdom of other parents who are also raising children in the same age group. Often in our support groups we organize social activities, workshops and outings.

The support of others can assist parents to continue to have the energy to keep on being the parent their infant/toddler needs.

For parents of infants/toddlers 2-4 years of age.
Light Snack provided.

Please call the week prior to book your desired spot in this program at 604-595-1170.

Meet Our Taking Care of Your Children Facilitators!

Theresa Olson Postnatal Facilitator

theresa.olson@frafca.org

Theresa’s native name is Swiigan and is both Gitxsan and Carrier from northern BC and belongs to both Fireweed and Bear clans and brings to the agency her teachings.

Theresa has 26 yrs of experience working both in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities with families/children & youth ranging from 0-25yrs facilitating programs.

She started her career as a parent support volunteer at her daughters daycare and then branched further into community service agencies and boards in Golden BC, after moving back to her home territory she worked in her community of Sik-E-Dakh as a Community Facilitator/Youth worker for 6 years while completing her Nechi Training Research & Health Promotions Institute Community Wellness certificate program.

Theresa has then furthered her education with the Provincial Ministry FASD training, to work within the Aboriginal stream as a support worker for Circle 6 Fraser Health in 2007 and recently has now a number of trainings that best support her many roles with our organization. She has been with us now for about 4 years working at Awahsuk Aboriginal Head Start preschool, FRAFCA AECD coordinator and now Strengthening Family Connections Outreach Worker and within our Aboriginal Infant Development.

For 6years she was a Aboriginal foster parent nurturing children in care and is a proud parent to a successful daughter.
Theresa has spent a few years living in Arizona before coming to work with our agency and has a passion for learning and sharing other cultural teachings with our families.

Brenda Sayers CAPC Facilitator/Nutritional Advisor

brenda.sayers@frafca.org

Contact

Address:A101-10095 Whalley Boulevard
Surrey, BC V3T 4G1
Mailing:A101-10095 Whalley Boulevard
Surrey, BC V3T4G1
Phone:604-595-1170
Fax:604-595-1176
Email:theresa.olson@frafca.org